Ever too late to begin vaulting?

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby fishman4god » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:01 am

Forgot to mention grip about a foot over your reach height with your top hand. Only move your grip up when you are DEEP in the pit. Move your grip up about 3 inches at a time. You will stiff pole for a while to learn the dynamics and that is a good thing. Safety, safety, safety.

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby needheight » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Thanks for the tips. I assume all of this will make perfect sense once I get out there and try it.

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby fishman4god » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:57 am

You will have someone coaching you right?

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby needheight » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:02 pm

Yes. The guy I'll be with has worked with some elite vaulters so apparently he knows his stuff. I trust I'll be in good hands.

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby fishman4god » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:01 am

Sweet sounds like you are in capable hands........have fun!

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby Mike Ritter » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:55 am

NO!! I'm 56 and just started again after 38 years. I did a lot of research on the net and was fortunate to find a local club and coach about 25 minutes away. GO FOR IT!

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Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

Unread postby vaultmd » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:52 pm

Rusty is awesome.

rainbowgirl28 wrote:
needheight wrote:I live in Charleston, SC. I figure it might not be easy to find a good facility here, but I also travel to work in Miami, FL a lot. So I suppose that could be another possible option for me.


It looks like you are about 2 hours away from a great facility: http://www.shealyathletics.com/


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